Open Source Software

Some Android Malware Can Break Your Phone When You Delete It

Since Android's unveiling in 2007, the platform has stayed true to its commitment to provide open and free source code. The source code is freely available to developers and device manufacturers who can, at their own discretion, install the software...
Related topics: Android, Mobile Technology, Malware

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Apple May Be Open To Letting Users Set Their Own Default Apps

Apple's insistence on gatekeeping certain actions of rival apps on iPhones and iPads has long been a source of contention among users. Clicking on web links or email addresses, for example, automatically takes you to Safari or Apple Mail, even...
Related topics: Apple, Mobile Technology, Tablets

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The Great Big Open-source Census: Most-used Libraries Revealed – Plus 10 Things Developers Should...

Linux Foundation hears your gripes about naming schemes, legacy code, and more With modern applications now composed of 80 to 90 per cent Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), the Linux Foundation and Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard...
Related topics: Census, Linux, Harvard University

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Makerbot Targets Schools With Rebranded Printers

MakerBot was poised to be one of the greatest success stories of the open source hardware movement. Founded on the shared knowledge of the RepRap community, they created the first practical desktop 3D printer aimed at consumers over a decade ago....
Related topics: 3D Printers, Printers

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How The Air Force Uses Andriod Phones' Operating System To Wage War

Charlie Gao Technology, Americas Pretty cool. Key point: Militaries innovate to find solutions to problems. In this case, rather than inventing a new high-tech data system, the USAF successfully repurposed the open-source Andriod system. Since...

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Open-source Neuroscience Hardware Hack Chat

Join us on Wednesday, February 19 at noon Pacific for the Open-Source Neuroscience Hardware Hack Chat with Dr. Alexxai Kravitz and Dr. Mark Laubach! There was a time when our planet still held mysteries, and pith-helmeted or fur-wrapped explorers...

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Github, The Gold Standard For Open-source Software, Will Now Woo Indians From India

GitHub is finally setting shop in India. The US-based software development website, the “gold standard” for open-source among techies and entrepreneurs, will over the next few months hire a team in the country across functions such as...
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Google Pixel 5 Found For The First Time In The Android Open Source Project

The Google Pixel 5 has appeared for the first time in the Android Open Source Project, maybe a confirmation for the name of the device The post Google Pixel 5 found for the first time in the Android Open Source Project appeared first on Pocketnow.
Related topics: Google, Android, Mobile Technology

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Reintroducing Telegram: Privately Funded Private Chat With Open Source Apps

I started to write an article about the latest update for Telegram, when I realized I might only be speaking to a select few in-the-know users. Far fewer than I think should be interested, anyway. Telegram is a private chat system with end-to-end...

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Microsoft’s Electionguard Voting Machine Software Gets Its First Real-world Test Tomorrow

Microsoft has been developing voting machine software since last year, and tomorrow it is getting its first real-world test. The Electionguard platform, which runs an open-source software application on a Surface tablet, will be used to elect...
Related topics: Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Tablets

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3d-printed 3d Scanner Made To Work With Your Phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said...

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‘lockdown’ Open Source Firewall App Leaps From Ios To Mac, Blocks App And Website Trackers For...

Lockdown launched last summer as the first open source firewall for iOS to block website and app trackers and it runs completely on-device. Now Lockdown has arrived for Mac as a free app. more… The post ‘Lockdown’ open source firewall...
Related topics: Computer Security, Ios

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Startup Mycroft Ai Declares It Will Fight 'patent Troll' Tooth And Nail After Its Linux...

OK Google, a little help here? An AI startup is battling a patent-infringement lawsuit filed against it for building an open-source Linux-based voice-controlled assistant.…
Related topics: Startup, Patents, Patent Trolls, Linux, Lawsuits, Google

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Code Suggests ‘ultra Low Power Mode’ Could Come To Pixel Devices

A new string of code suggests that a new extreme battery saving mode is going to come to Google’s Pixel devices in the future. The code is a commit made to AOSP (Android open source code) and was found by Mishaal Rahman from XDA Developers....
Related topics: Google, Android, Mobile Technology

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Windows 12 Lite Is Here, And It Doesn’t Have Any Built-in Ads

We’ve joked on occasion that Microsoft is now so immersed in the open-source world that they might as well use Linux as their next kernel. Now it seems some distro developers did just that, releasing Windows 12 Lite into the world. Being sold...
Related topics: Microsoft, Linux

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How Fast Are Your Disks? Find Out The Open Source Way, With Fio

Enlarge / Ars Technica does not recommend removing the protective cover from your hard disk or setting it on fire in production settings. (credit: William Warby) Storage benchmarking—much like Wi-Fi benchmarking—is a widely misunderstood black...

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Aiven Raises $40m To Democratize Access To Open Source Projects Through Managed Cloud Services

The growing ubiquity of open source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but since there...

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Google's Opensk Lets You Byosk – Burn Your Own Security Key

Now there's no excuse OpenSK, a new open-source project from Google, lets folk make their own security key for less than £10.…
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Microsoft Releases Open-source Solution For Adding Dark Mode To Ios Apps

Microsoft is a much more ‘open’ company than it used to be.Look no further than its multiple contributions to Chromium, the open-source underpinnings of Google Chrome — and now its own Edge browser. The company’s efforts in...
Related topics: Microsoft, Ios, Chromium, Google, Chrome

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Yubico Is Making It Easier For Businesses To Buy Its Yubikeys

A growing number of companies are looking at hardware authentication security keys as a trusted and convenient way to protect sensitive corporate data. Indeed, Google has recently launched an open source project to help advance the uptake of this...
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